Essential Phone Halo Gray Variant Launched, Comes With Amazon Alexa Assistant Built-In

Essential Products, the makers of the Essential Phone, on Friday announced the launch of new variant of smartphone – Halo Gray. Earlier this week, Essential Phone got three new colour variants – Copper Black, Ocean Depths, and Stellar Gray. While the Halo Gray variant looks very similar to Stellar, there is one big difference between […]

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Microsoft’s Cortana is finally on IFTTT

Cortana lags behind some of its peers in this field, too: Google Assistant added IFTTT functionality in October 2016, while Amazon’s Alexa included an IFTTT channel the year before. But if you’ve committed to Microsoft’s voice assistant, at least you can set up your own interactions — and create your own ‘applets’ for free now […]

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The best Sprint phones available in February 2018

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The best Sprint phone may be a hard choice, even if Sprint has made picking a plan easier. A huge variety of Android phones are always vying for the top spot, and even Apple has different phones to pick from these days. But, we’ve got your back. We already know what the best phones on […]

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Uber is reportedly preparing to sell its Southeast Asian business to Grab

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Uber is preparing to sell its Southeast Asian business to Grab in exchange for a stake in the Singaporean ridesharing company that has a big presence in that region, according to a new report from CNBC. This wouldn’t be an unfamiliar story for Uber, which was handily beaten by Didi in China before eventually caving […]

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The GammaNow app earns you rewards in Overwatch when you’re not using your processor

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A new app is offering PC gamers the chance to put their CPU to good use when it would otherwise be idling, effectively selling spare processor power in exchange for in-game rewards in the likes of Overwatch. Aura has launched the GammaNow app (though it’s still in beta), which when installed on a PC will […]

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'90s Nostalgia Is Only The Bait In Netflix's Everything Sucks

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If you only watched the first few minutes of Netflix’s newest original show, Everything Sucks, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a Freaks and Geeks rip-off that exists to pander and peddle nostalgia to millennials. But you’d be wrong. The ’90s references in the first few episodes verge on excruciating. Everyone drinks Surge, obsesses over […]

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Attack Of The Earthlings Review: The Tables Have Turned

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The premise of Attack of the Earthlings is the flip of a well-worn trope: Instead of being faced with an impending alien invasion, humans are the intergalactic terror. And (even worse, depending on your own views) the invading terrans are hopelessly incompetent capitalists, who are out to make a quick buck. As the matriarch of […]

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This autonomous 3D scanner figures out where it needs to look

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If you need to make a 3D model of an object, there are plenty of ways to do so, but most of them are only automated to the extent that they know how to spin in circles around that object and put together a mesh. This new system from Fraunhofer does it more intelligently, getting […]

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Mafia 3 Studio Hangar 13 Hit With Layoffs

Share. A “significant” amount of staff was reportedly let go. By Jordan Sirani A “significant number of staff” has been laid off at Mafia III developer Hangar 13. 2K confirmed the layoffs to IGN in the statement below: “2K can confirm that there have been staff reductions at Hangar 13 in order to ensure that the […]

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As tech automates, Blinkist keeps its book summary service very human

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When I first heard of Blinkist, a service that breaks down recent nonfiction books to easily digestible snippets and audio, I was afraid it would turn out to be some machine-learning-driven auto-summary thing. But in talking to co-founder Niklas Jansen at Blinkist’s headquarters in Berlin, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the company is […]

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